NTRES 6940

NTRES 6940

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

The department teaches "trial" courses under this number. Offerings vary by semester and are advertised by the department before the semester starts. Courses offered under the number will be approved by the department curriculum committee, and the same course is not offered more than twice under this number.

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 2 Credits Sat/Unsat

  • Topic: Reproducible and Collaborative Data Science in R

  • 19374NTRES 6940  LEC 001

    • MWOnline Meeting
    • Sep 14 - Nov 11, 2020
    • Therkildsen, N

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Title: Collaborative and Reproducible Data Science in R - As datasets grow larger and more complex across all areas of science, computational skills are increasingly in high demand. This course introduces a series of practical tools that enable researchers to spend less time wrestling with software or repeating error-prone manual data processing and more time getting research done in efficient and transparent ways that facilitate collaboration and reproducibility. We will work in R/RStudio, primarily with the tidyverse packages and with Git and GitHub integration. Topics covered include 1) tidy data formatting, 2) rearrangement, filtering, exploration and visualization of complex datasets, 3) basic programming for building and automating custom tools, 4) tracking the history of file changes (version control) with Git and GitHub, 5) strategies for effective collaboration on data processing pipelines, and 6) using R Markdown to combine text, equations, code, tables, and figures into reports, websites, and presentations. The course emphasizes practical skill development and will be structured around hands-on (the keyboard) learning.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  • Topic: Adirondack Acidification and Recovery

  • 21862NTRES 6940  LEC 002

    • ROnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Kraft, C

      McIntyre, P

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Adirondack Acidification and Recovery: Dynamics of a Regional Socio-Environmental System. Acid rain through much of the 20th century damaged by terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems of Adirondack ecosystems. Humans activities outside the region drove these impacts on natural resources, which in turn undermined the interests of residents and visitors alike. Though the Adirondack Park model of conserving wild places is often represented as embracing insularity, outside linkages have been central in both cultural and ecological contexts. This seminar will explore social science, natural science, and deeply coupled views of a century of change in the Adirondacks. Readings will draw upon two scholarly books as well as primary literature, while guest experts and instructors will offer their own takes on Adirondack acidification and recovery.